Michele Chiarlo founded his winery in 1956 with one clear vision: acquire the best crus in Piedmont to make wines that express the essence of the territory.
Located in Calamandrana in Monferrato, Michele Chiarlo makes wines from some of Piedmont’s most prestigious crus: Cannubi and Cerequio in Barolo, Asili and Faset in Barbaresco and Rovereto in Gavi. The winery also owns one of the most beautiful estates in the region, La Court, where they grow grapes for Barbera and Nizza DOCG, the newest appellation of Barbera that earned DOCG status in 2014.
The winery only vinifies native Piedmont grapes. Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cortese and Moscato turn into single-variety wine. Certified by VIVA Sustainable Wine in 2011, Michele Chiarlo follows integrated and sustainable agricultural practices, closely monitoring their environmental impact at all stages of production.
The winery’s estate also includes Art Park La Court, inaugurated in 2004 as the first open-air art museum among vineyards, with works by Emanuele Luzzati, Ugo Nespolo, Giancarlo Ferraris, and Chris Bangle; as well as Relais Palas Cerequio, the first wine resort solely dedicated to the great crus of Barolo, where half a century of Barolo vintages are collected. The Relais includes Vertigo Restaurant and offers unique tasting options from the over 400 labels made from the nine greatest crus of Barolo to choose from.
The Art Park La Court and Relais Palas Cerequio are both within the “Vineyard Landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014.
Barolo Docg Cerequio
Winery visits and wine tastings
Experience Piedmont’s best crus with Michele Chiarlo. One of the leading wineries in the region, Michele Chiarlo exclusively produces wine from Piedmont’s native grape varieties, cultivating them in some of the most iconic crus. The two tours available allow visitors to taste the diversity of terroir and style in the Langhe and Monferrato. A vineyard tour can be added to both experiences. Visitors can also venture through the vineyards and outdoor art installations at the winery’s stunning Art Park La Court.
Tours & Tastings
The Classic Tour includes a visit to the winery in Calamandrana, in Monferrato with an itinerary designed for you to discover how the wines of Michele Chiarlo are created, from the techniques used in vinification to the refinement and bottling rooms. The tour concludes with the tasting of 3 wines from the Classic range:
Gavi DOCG Le Marne: a faithful expression of the finest characteristics of Gavi with its fresh and elegant aromas and the scent of citrus and white flowers.
Barbera d’Asti DOCG Le Orme “16 mesi”: the Barbera d’Asti ‘par excellence’, expresses red fruits, sapidity and elegance. One of the most popular wines by the glass in Italian restaurants around the world.
Moscato d’Asti DOCG Nivole: the aromatic notes are highly balanced, the rounded taste and finish which is never too sweet have made it famous in restaurants all over the world.
Price: € 14,00 per person
Duration: 1.5 hours
The Premium Tour invites visitors to discover the heart of Michele Chiarlo wine production, differentiating the differences between wine varieties, zones of production and the terroir; a comprehensive and unique overview of Piedmont. From tradition to innovation, from the hills of Gavi to those of Barbera, from the freshness of Moscato d’Asti to the elegance and power of Barolo. The visit includes entry to the art exhibition which hosted in our winery. At the end of the visit, you can taste 5 wines which have come to symbolize Michele Chiarlo:
Gavi DOCG Le Marne: a faithful expression of the finest characteristics of Gavi with its fresh and elegant aromas and the scent of citrus and white flowers
Nizza DOCG Cipressi: created to express the quintessence of Barbera: elegance and freshness, but with structure and character.
Piemonte Albarossa DOC Montald: what began as an experimental grape variety is now a Piedmont classic to be rediscovered. A complex and elegant wine, with charming spices and harmonic flavour and a fresh, pleasing finish.
Barolo DOCG Tortoniano: a great classic Barolo, refined only in large casks. Balsamic notes which combine with the classic spiciness of tradition Barolos.
Moscato d’Asti DOCG Nivole: the aromatic notes are highly balanced, the rounded taste and a finish which is never too sweet.
Price: € 22,00 per person
Duration: 1.5 hours
The Vineyards Tour is a unique, immersive and captivating experience. After exploring the vineyards, enjoy the Premium Tour in the magnificent setting of Art Park La Court. The evocative landscape, recognized as a UNESCO heritage site, and the rich rows of Barbera grapes make this an unforgettable experience.
Price: € 40,00 per person
Duration: 2.5 hours
Italian and English
Langhe and Monferrato
Barbera d’Asti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Nizza Docg, Gavi, Moscato d’Asti
Guided winery tour, Guided vineyard tour, Guided wine tastings, Guided vertical tastings, Cooking classes, Truffle hunting, Hot air balloon rides, Vespa rentals, E-bike rentals
Relais Palás Cerequio, Fine-dining restaurant, Wine shop, Tesla charging station